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inmarsat - the international maritime satellite organization: origins and structureThe third session of the International Conference on the Establishment of an International Maritime Satellite System established the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) in 1976. Its main functions are to improve maritime communications via satellite, thereby facilitating more efficient emergency communications, ship management, and maritime public correspondence services. INMARSAT's aims are similar to those of the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), the main United Nations organization dealing with maritime affairs. The specific functions of INMARSAT have been established by an Intersessional Working Group (IWG) which met three times between general conference meetings. Initial investment shares for the creation of INMARSAT were shared by the United States (17%), the United Kingdom (12%), the U.S.S.R. (11%), Norway (9.50%), Japan (8.45%), Italy (4.37%), and France (3.50%).
Document ID
19780026446
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Doyle, S. E.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Space Law
Volume: 5
Subject Category
LAW, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND SPACE POLICY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other